Maybe Sicario is not a car movie, but it is a movie with one of the most dramatically tense first acts that slowly builds up to a convoy sequence through Juarez, Mexico that you will never forget, in one of the best movies of the decade. (Welcome back to Jalopnik Movie Club, where we take a look at cars in movies and movies about cars, and you write in with all of your hot takes. This week, we’re reviewing Sicario, a movie about being careful about the people you pick up in a bar, the nightmarish wrath of drug cartels, and the strategic vacuum of morality within the U.S. intelligence agencies!) Sicario is a 2015 movie starring Emily Blunt as an FBI agent looking to take down the Mexican cartels that are believed to be behind the increasing violence along the southern U.S. border. She volunteers to tag along with a mysterious government agent and a suspicious former Mexican prosecutor, and is dragged into a plot of secrecy and corruption that quickly spirals out of her … [Read more...] about Sicario’s Convoy Scene Is The Best Part Of One Of The Best Movies Of The Decade
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Register for our free newsletterOver the years, there have been loads of amazing car movies, ranging from police chases and post-apocalyptic mania to motorsport biopics and epic heists. We’ve trawled through these films that have been enjoyed by countless thousands of cinemagoers to bring you our list of the seven best car movies ever made. Bullitt In Bullitt, king of cool Steve McQueen plays loose cannon police officer Lieutenant Frank Bullitt.The plot of the film involves Bullitt being tasked with protecting a defector from the Chicago mob, so he can testify at a hearing on organised crime. The 1968 thriller features a number of epic scenes, including assassination attempts and a gunfight on an airport runway, but the highlight is undoubtedly the car chase with Bullitt in his Ford Mustang GT and two baddies in a Dodge Charger R/T. This showdown on the streets of San Francisco between two legendary American muscle cars has become one of the most iconic movie scenes of all time, … [Read more...] about Are these the seven best car movies ever made?
Rihanna became the pope of fashion and Katy Perry wowed in angelic wings By Carolina Gonzales, Chron.com / Houston Chronicle Updated 9:17 pm, Monday, May 7, 2018 Now Playing: It’s a fact universally acknowledged that Rihanna is the queen of the annual Met Gala, so obviously she topped all previous looks by going full-on Pope for the 2018 ball in an apropos nod to the night’s theme, Heavenly Bodies Media: Time Heaven was a place on Earth at this glorious red carpet. The Met Gala, also dubbed, "fashion's biggest night out" took place in New York City at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Monday, May 7. The decked out stars of movies, music, and more celebrated the opening of the Costume Institute's exhibition, "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination." READ THIS: Reese Witherspoon's daughter, Ava Phillippe stuns at Tiffany & Co. event You better believe Anna Wintour, her co-hosts Rihanna, Amal Clooney and Donatella Versace, and the rest of … [Read more...] about A glorious red carpet at the Met Gala 2018: Best and worst dressed celebrities
Today’s an easy one: what, in your opinion, is the best car movie ever made?We’ll even let you choose your own yardstick. Your selection can be a film that’s totally based in the car genre or it could simply have a phenomenal car chase at some point during its running time. Maybe it’s a unique take on the industry, or some sort of documentary based on real life events.You know I’m going to toss Days of Thunder out there for consideration, if for nothing else than the beach scene where the two lads lay waste to a couple of rental cars. I remember watching this flick as a 10-year old, sitting on the hood of dad’s old Chevy Blazer at B&L Drive-In Theatre in Boyd’s Cove, Newfoundland. Being an impressionable young boy, it’s arguable my infatuation with cars was cemented in that gravel parking lot.More recently, the documentary A Faster Horse provided the world with what I think is one of the best conversations about managing a team ever … [Read more...] about QOTD: What’s the Best Car Movie (or Auto Industry Flick) You’ve Ever Seen?
It’s odd to consider, but in a world where Steve McQueen had never lived I’d be about three dozen serious injuries better off than I am today. Scratch that. I don’t need him to have never lived. I just need him to have not supported the production of “On Any Sunday.”That film romanticizes the Elsinore GP, which in turn led me to enter the Elsinore GP, which led me to break my leg training for the Elsinore GP, which led me to record a big fat DNS for the Elsinore GP. Worse than that, however, the opening sequence of “On Any Sunday” is commonly understood to be the catalyst for the sport of bicycle motocross, which has treated me worse than Ike Turner treated Tina.Not that I bear any grudge against the man, mind you. I do, however, have complete and abiding contempt for the consumer-driven culture of McQueen worship that has arisen in the past 20 years or so. If you wear Hunsiker McQueen shoes or a McQueen T-shirt, or if you repeat the … [Read more...] about TTAC at the Movies: ‘Bullitt’